The 30 semester hours of the MS in Accounting consists of 12 semester hours of required core courses, six semester hours of accounting capstone coursework, six semester hours of accounting electives and six semester hours of free electives. Up to nine credit hours may be transferred from an AACSB International-accredited graduate school and applied to the accounting core upon approval. These transfers are in addition to waivers for CBK courses.
Substitutions for core courses will be evaluated by a graduate advisor upon admission. See a graduate advisor for details.
The required accounting core courses are:
- Legal and Ethical Environment of Business BUSN6540
- Accounting Systems and Data Processing ACCT6054
- Auditing ACCT6020
- Income Tax Accounting ACCT6140
The required accounting capstone courses are:
- Seminar: Financial Accounting ACCT6250
- Seminar: Managerial Accounting ACCT6260
Students complete six semester hours of accounting electives and six semester hours of free business electives. Students may also elect to utilize the accounting and free electives to complete an accounting specialization. Refer to the specialization tab for more information. A selection of your accounting electives include ACCT prefix courses numbered 6000 or higher excluding ACCT6030 and ACCT6070.
For the six semester hours of free business electives, you may select any BUSN prefix course numbered 6800 or higher or any course numbered 6000 or higher with the prefix of ACCT, DSCI, ENTP, FNCE, INTB, ISMG, MGMT, MKTG excluding ACCT6030 and ACCT6070.